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333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459
Website: Jewish Theatre of New England

Contacts: Barrie Keller, Jewish Theatre of New England inquiries 617.558.6483,;Silka Rothschild, Rimonim Teen Art Program, Kaleidoscope Camp, 617.558.6489,; Susan Tovsky, Magic Ark Children’s Series, 617.558.6486,

The Leventhal-Sidman JCC's Cultural Arts Department provides opportunities that enrich and enhance the lives of the community through artistic expression and cultural programs. The department offers several a variety of educational programs: Creative Judaica, Rimonim Teen Art Program, Jewish Theatre of New England, Magic Ark Children’s Series, Boston Jewish Book Fair and a variety of workshops and special programs.

Creative Judaica provides quality Judaic fine arts programming based on the Haggim and other Judaic themes. Combining Jewish history and culture with hands-on art studio experience, Creative Judaica gives participants a unique program that can compliment existing curriculum or stand alone as an exciting enrichment to class room work.

Rimonim Teen Art Program is an in depth exportation of the arts through a variety of media and with a Judaic perspective. Through presentations, workshops and open studio time, participants have the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art studios under the direction of professional artists.

Jewish Theatre of New England presents internationally and nationally acclaimed performers whose work reflects the richness of Jewish culture or explores the complexities of Jewish identity.

Boston Jewish Book Fair is a month-long literary event featuring an eclectic line-up of notable authors. Programs include panel discussions, readings and workshops by some of the best voice in Jewish literature.

Magic Ark Children’s Series presents innovative, professional and highly entertaining performances for the entire family. Often presentations have Jewish themes.


138 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Website: Jewish Women's Archive

Contact: Judith Rosenbaum, Director of Education, 617.232.2258 x212,

The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) develops educational resources that make the lives and accomplishments of Jewish women available and accessible to teachers, students, and lifelong learners. JWA’s curriculum, online lesson plans, posters, and web exhibits bring Jewish women's voices out of the archives and into dialogue with people of all ages. Visit to learn more.


1001 Watertown Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Website: Boston Jewish Film Festival

Contact: Jen Kaplan, 617.244.9899,

Both in our annual Festival (this year’s 18th Boston Jewish Film Festival takes place November 1-12, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Coolidge Corner Theatre; and the West Newton Cinema; as well as other satellite locations) and throughout the year, we screen films with Jewish themes. The films are often accompanied by visiting artists or subject matter experts, who are present to introduce the film and for question-and-answer sessions. Schools can bring groups, and create their own discussions after screenings, as well.

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